Jul 102019
 
2019-05-19 Finally, the log cabin is in the last stage of restoration. Last week the work with chinking and daubing was almost finished. For those who do not know what this is, it is the material that is put in between the logs to seal the walls. It is a mixture of sand, limestone and some cement.
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2019-05-22 Finished!
Jul 102019
 
2018-11-25
2018-12-05 White Tailed Deer
2018-12-08 Cardinal
2018-12-08 Velvet
2018-12-23 The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.
2018-12-08 Now we are ready to leave after another great stay here at CP Farm. We enjoyed every day, and spent time with many of our friends here in Clifton. Now we are ready for a Norwegian Christmas, and will leave the farm back to our other inhabitants.
Jul 102019
 
2018-11-01 Now we have finalized the wall in the barn, and we think it looks great. Today we will smoke salmon.
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2018-11-30 Now we are ready for the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour. We look forward to see you at CP Farm. We do not have large quantities, but as long as it lasts, you will have the possibility to taste and buy some of our smoked salmon. Welcome.
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2018-12-01 What a great day for the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour. A lot of visitors came by, and we really appreciate to experience the interest for what we are doing here. Thank you all for visiting.
We will also thank Bryan Jameson for joining us, and tell about the excavation work, and to thank the hostesses and parking attendants for assisting us during the day.
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2018-12-02 Cleng Peerson’s cabin, with star tracks.
Jul 102019
 
2018-05-30 The work on the log cabin has now started again. Yesterday, limestone was stacked under the cabin, and today the work on the roof started again. We look forward to see the final result.
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Feb 082016
 

On December 4, 2015, CP Farm was officially opened. Invited guests from USA and Norway were present, and several speeches were given.

Mary Orbeck opens CP Farm.

Mary Orbeck opens CP Farm.

Our dear friend Mary Orbeck, whose great grandfather Ove Colwick lived at this place, gave the opening speech.

Rebecca Shelton and Carlyn Hammons announced the listing in the National Register.

Rebecca Shelton and Carlyn Hammons announced the listing in the National Register.

Representatives from Texas Historical Commission announced that the property has been officially listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

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Left to Right: Vidar Aarhus (The Historical Society of Tysvær), Ingvar Frøyland & Arvid Vallestad (Municipality of Tysvær), Eldbjørg Djønne-Stuve & Thomas Mannes (owners), and Sigmund Lier (Mayor of Tysvær).

The Municipality of Tysvær was represented by the Head of Culture Ingvar Frøyland, Mayor Sigmund Lier, and CEO Arvid Vallestad. They expressed their appreciation of the work done at CP Farm and contributed to the support of future work by the gift of a check in the amount of NOK 10.000. The Historical Society of Tysvær, represented by its leader Vidar Aarhus, also contributed to CP Farm in the same amount.

Apr 122015
 

barnThe red barn has undergone many modifications, and it is now suitable for a small party to sit down and have a meal.

The construction took place in March 2015, with the exceptional help from our Norwegian friends. We are very satisfied with the result. Later this will also be used for preparing Norwegian traditional food.

Apr 122015
 

During the winter of 2015, a smokehouse was constructed at CP Farm, with the work being completed in March 2015. Adolfo Garcia Construction did a great job. We tested it by smoking some meat in it.

CP Farm looks forward to showing Texans how Norwegians traditionally smoke fish and meat. This cold smoke process means that the food is not cooked after it is smoked.

The smokehouse is built in the old style of stone walls and cedar shingle roof.

Sep 022014
 

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Blue skies and fluffy white clouds cannot adequately convey the feeling of digging post-holes in 96 degree heat. But J.C. Jones of Hamilton was a brave soul, and he wanted to see the project to its finish. After Diana Ani Stokely of GRAFIX to go designed the information signs, and they were printed and laminated and mounted on metal sheets, Mr. Jones welded frames to display them to their best advantage. On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, all three signs were installed at the Cleng Peerson Farm.

installation-04Even before you enter the property, you can see the Velkommen sign just beyond the gate. It is placed there so that people may inform themselves about the property and find contact data as well. The informational sign briefly describes the property and its significance to the local history of the Norse Community.

installation-02The sign at right is installed on the west side of the Cleng Peerson cabin, out of sight if you are photographing the cabin from the front. It is easily seen as you enter the property, and tells a brief history of the cabin, and plans for its preservation.

installation-03The third information sign is placed on the east side of the site where the rock house once stood. On the sign itself is a photograph taken of the rock house, and the Colwick family can be seen standing on the long porch which runs north and south. As you read the sign, and look ahead, you can see the remains of that porch, approximately in the same position as is shown in the old photograph. It is hoped that the information sign will help visitors to imagine the rock house as it was when Cleng Peerson made his final days there, in comfort and in company of his friends, the Colwicks.